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Sunbelt Ag Expo helps Albany economy and hotels

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – Even though Moultrie is almost 40 miles away from Albany, hotels here are filling up too. We called several hotels Monday including the Sleep Inn on Dawson Road and everyone said the same thing. All of them are either full or almost completely booked through Thursday.

As we were interviewing the Jaye Lomax at the Sleep Inn, a group making plans to visit the Expo called and booked a room.

"This year I'm seeing there are more and more school groups, agriculture school groups coming in, and that's pretty good," Jaye Lomax, Sleep Inn Director of Sales and Marketing.

Lomax says every year the Expo means more business for the Sleep Inn. She says it's good for Albany's overall economy too because people staying at her hotel also eat at Albany restaurants, buy gas and shop while in town.

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